By Ian Brown and Keith Knepp
SYRACUSE — At approximately 9:42 a.m.. Monday, April 24, an eastbound red 2015 Dodge Journey SUV collided with box trailer being pulled by a red farm tractor, which also was heading east. The accident occurred on US 6 a quarter-mile east of CR 123, northwest of Syracuse. The force of the impact caused the tractor to overturn onto its right side, coming to rest on the south shoulder of US 6, with its trailer upright in the ditch.
According to the police report, the Dodge, driven by Vincent Lenox, 63, Huntington, rear-ended the trailer, being pulled by Reuben Miller, 29, Leesburg. Miller was transported to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne for an apparent head injury. Lenox was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of pain.
Lenox stated that Miller came to a standstill in traffic as Lenox was attempting to pass. No citations were issued due to Miller not recalling any information from the crash.
The Dodge sustained significant front end damage with airbag deployment. The trailer also was heavily damaged in its rear and left side panels.
New Paris EMS and Fire departments, Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to the call.